|Who can apply?
You can usually apply if you are a victim
of domestic violence and the person you want to be
protected from ('the respondent') is:
- someone you are having or
have had a relationship with.
- a family member.
- someone you are living or
have lived with.
A person under the age of 16 will
need permission to the High Court to apply.
Husband, wife, civil partner
or other relationship
- husband, wife or civil partner
- former husband, former wife or
former civil partner
- fiancé, fiancée or proposed
- former fiancé, former fiancée or
former proposed civil partner if your
engagement or agreement to form a civil
partnership ended less than 3 years ago
- boyfriend, girlfriend, partner or
a person youre in or have been in a
relationship with for more than 6 months
If you were engaged to or had agreed to
form a civil partnership with the respondent, youll
need to provide evidence, such as a ring or statement
from a witness who attended a ceremony or celebration.
You can apply if the respondent is a close
family member, for example a parent, brother, sister,
aunt or uncle.
People who have parental responsibility
for your child or grandchild.
You can apply if you have a child or
grandchild and the respondent is the childs parent
or person you share parental responsibility with.
If your child (or grandchild) has been
adopted, you can also apply to get an injunction against
- adoptive parent
- anyone who has applied to adopt
- anyone the child has been placed
with for adoption
You can also apply for an order against
the child or grandchild if theyve been adopted.